“The things that are of God are far beyond the capabilities of our finite mind to comprehend.
The divine can only be known through the nous, that place in the heart that is our true center. It, unlike the brain,
is capable of knowledge that is beyond human comprehension, coming as it does from noetic knowledge.

The science of the soul is noetic and can be examined and experienced only through the activation of the nous.
The nous in Orthodox Christian theology is the eye of the soul and the mind of the heart.
God created us with the nous because the human intellect is not capable of knowing Him without it.
The intellect alone can not know God, for human reasoning is limited to the things that are of a material nature.
God is unknowable without His divine revelation, and only the nous can perceive this knowledge.
God’s essence remains inaccessible without noetic knowledge.
Science has it’s place, but only the heart can know God.”

~Abbot Tryphon

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Quotes Representing The Major Arcana 🔮🌙

The Fool: “First you jump off the cliff and you build your wings on the way down”- Ray Bradbury

The Magician: “As your desire is, so is your will. As your will, so is your deed. As your deed, so is your destiny.”- Brihadaramyaka Upanishad

The High Priestess: “There are mysteries within the soul which no hypothesis can uncover and no guess can reveal”-Kahlil Gibran

The Empress: “Be fruitful and multiply”-Genesis

The Emperor: “Set all things in their own particular place, and know that order is the greatest grace”-John Dryden

The Hierophant: “We are all teachers, the question is not whether we will teach, but what”- Anonymous

The Lovers: “Arms wide, we bend toward each other, and a passing angel passes for a moment, standing imponderably on the air, to witness our embrace”- P. L. Travers

The Chariot: “Climb high, climb far. Your goal the sky, your aim the star.” -Inscription at Williams College

Strength: “He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.” John Milton

The Hermit: “Be ye lamps unto yourselves”- Buddah

Wheel Of Fortune: Everything goes, everything returns; eternally rolls the wheel of being”- Nietzsche

Justice: “To be perfectly just is an attribute of the divine nature; to be so to the utmost of our abilities is the glory of man”- Joseph Addison

The Hanged Man: “Humility that low sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot”- Sir Thomas Moore

Death: “There is no death! What seems so is a transition”- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Temperance: “You carry all the ingredients to turn your existence into joy. Mix them! Mix Them!” -Hafiz

The Devil: “If thou hast not seen the devil, look at thine own self”- Rumi

The Tower: “We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking, only to learn it is God who is shaking them”- Charles C. West

The Star: “It is the nature of the goodness to pour itself out”- St. Thomas Aquinas

The Moon: “Behold, this dreamer cometh”- Genesis

The Sun: “Life is a pure flame and we are lit by an invisible sun within us”- Sir Thomas Browne

Judgement: “God had sounded through them as though through trumpets”- Marsilio Ficino

The World: “Give me beauty in the inward soul, may the outward and the inward be as one”- Socrates